Our Featured Maker for March to May 2017 is Anne Gibbs.
Anne Gibbs takes the time to stop and contemplate what she sees and experiences. She is minded to observe what often goes unnoticed, be it a tree on a hill we might see every season or a road junction we might pass everyday. Anne recognises the beauty in things and also acknowledges the pain, both often unexpected. Thus in her fine ceramic work we see calm delicacy often contrasted against rough, found objects. A metal pin might perforate a smooth surface, a sharp edge might be left on an object we could otherwise use.
Anne models and casts work in bone china, using a bright palette of colours. The sculptural ceramics she presents, sometimes in pairs and sometimes in large groups, are punctuated with objects she has collected. Anne’s work maps her life journey so far and does so without presuming what we, as viewers, might see in it.
All work is for sale. By purchasing artwork you are supporting an individual artist. You are also helping Oriel Myrddin become more financially sustainable.
Collectorplan (interest free purchase scheme) is available.
Shown in collaboration with Mission Gallery, Swansea – Anne Gibbs solo exhibition Still is part of The Language of Clay series: A Mission Gallery National Touring exhibition Curated By Ceri Jones
Ruthin Craft Centre
22 July – 24 September 2017
Ceramic Gallery (Aberystwyth)
8 April – Mid June 2017
Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre
7 October – 18 November 2017